Trade and invest

Includes investing and setting up a business in the UK and doing business in China.

  1. Business Fact Sheets for Southwest China

    The Business Fact Sheets is produced and quarterly updated by the British Consulate-General, Chongqing on priority trade and investment sectors in Southwest China.

  2. Business investment in the UK: Guidance for overseas businesses

    Guidance on why overseas companies should set up and locate their businesses in the UK. Includes information on UK business investment and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) opportunities.

  3. Department for International Trade China

    DIT provides trade and investment services and practical support. We help UK companies succeed in China, and Chinese companies set up and invest in the UK.

  4. Factsheet to support Chinese companies with overseas IP protection and technology commercialisation (Chinese-language)

    Produced in partnership with the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA).

  5. Overseas Business Risk - China

    Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in China.

  6. Set up a business

    What you need to do to start a business: choose a legal structure, see if you need licences and insurance, learn about reliefs and benefits

  7. UK Science and Innovation Network in China

    The Science and Innovation Network promotes and facilitates international collaboration in research and innovation.